Study Abroad Information
With a home exchange you stay in someone else's home while they stay in yours. That way you save a lot of money by not having to pay for hotels and, if you cook, you save on restaurant costs. Another benefit is that you become immersed in the culture and language. While living in the community you meet locals and have many opportunities to practice the language.
Another kind of exchange is the hospitality exchange. You host another person or family in your house at a designated time and then they host you at another time. That way each person or family can be a tour guide for the other.
Both of these types of exchanges are available on a website called www.homeexchange.com.